Insecurity, economic sabotage sources of grave concern, says IBB

Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida

Former Head of State, Gen. Ibrahim Babangida

Former Military President, General Ibrahim Babangida, has pointed at the current insecurity and economic sabotage in the country as sources of grave concern to all Nigerians.

In a goodwill message to mark this year’s Armed Forces Remembrance week, the former military ruler urged all political leaders, traditional rulers, elder statesmen and indeed all Nigerians, “to see the security of the country as paramount.”

Babangida said: “In our collective and individual resolves, we should keep Nigeria’s unity, irrespective of sectional, religious, cultural leanings. We have to take bold steps to tackle the great challenges of insecurity and distrust to match the sacrifices made by our armed security personnel.”

He noted that the 2017 Armed Forces Remembrance week came at a time when “our armed forces, military men and women, are gaining more ground in the fight against insurgency and conflict-ridden areas of Nigeria.”

“As we celebrate, this year’s Armed forces remembrance day,” IBB went on, “we should take stock of the unique supreme sacrifices paid by our men and women of the armed forces, especially the fallen heroes to keep the country together, we should also commend the recent effort of our gallant military for breaking the nerve centre of Boko Haram terrorists.”

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  • Nwaizu Ikechukwu Bruno

    Oga IBB, well said, but you have to understand, that the present state of Nigeria is as a result of the Military failure to fashion a unified, strong political start off framework for Nigeria, which has its unique demand. Cuba, Nicaragua, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and even in Africa- Ghana have a framework established by their military, which induced a patriotism based on social and moral justice. I feel for the Nigerian military and its families for the continual loss of assets and still the nation is reeling without a direction. Insecurity can only be stopped or lessened by establishment of sound social justice for all regardless of region. Like Kwame Nkurumah said give me a nation found on solid Justice and peace and unity will naturally find its acceptance.